Planning & Zoning

Courthouse Covid-19 Information:

NOTICE:  Please be advised that Clinton County is attempting to limit the amount of traffic in the Courthouse building. If your business matter can be conducted utilizing online services, we encourage you to do so. If you are unsure, please contact our office at (989) 224-5180 or email the Department and we can help you make the determination. If your business will require you to appear in person, please limit the number of individuals to ONLY those necessary to accomplish the matter at hand.  Thank you. 
The Department of Community Development (Office of Planning and Zoning) is charged with the responsibility of implementing land use and development policies and the enforcement of land use and zoning ordinances for the unincorporated portions of Clinton County. The department staffs the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals and participates with other committees involved in land use planning and related activities.

The Department is also actively involved with County and Township officials and citizenry in the development and making recommendations to the County implementation of sound land use and economic development policy that will encourage residential development, business growth, industrial development and agricultural open space preservation within the County.

The Clinton County Comprehensive Development Plan was adopted during the fall of 2002. The Clinton County Zoning Ordinance was adopted on May 21, 2005. The Comprehensive Plan was updated and approved by the Clinton County Planning Commission on October 9, 2008 and adopted by the Board of Commissioners on October 28, 2008.